Note on religion: Pinning down the religion of some people on this list is
notoriously difficult. The "Deist" label, in particular, is a difficult one to
assign. The best attempt has been made to assign labels accurately - the
assignment can be debated, and this fact is readily acknowledged.
Note on dates: in 1752, the British Empire, of which America was a member at
the time, adopted the Gregorian calendar. To do so required jumping ahead 11
days. Most of the signers of the Articles were born before this shift. Many
people at the time shifted their own birth date 11 days as well - someone born
on January 1, 1740, might have considered his birth date to be January 12 in
future years. When I have no information about a pre-shift date, I have used the
most widely cited date. When I do, I have used the pre-shift date.